Duterte vows to arm military with needed equipment

President Rodrigo Duterte, during the celebration of the 121st Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Army, vowed to arm the men and women in uniform for them to effectively perform their duty and as sign of gratitude of the Filipino people.

“The Filipino people are eternally grateful for your service and sacrifice for our nation. I have said before, as you perform your duties according to the rule of law, I will take care of your needs,” Duterte said.

“With the approval of Joint Resolution (JR) No. 1 and the implementation of the Second Horizon of the Revised AFP Modernization program, I can assure you that the government is doing its best to ensure that
ur men and women in uniform are provided with the benefits and armed with the equipment to perform their duties effectively,” he added.

“As you celebrate 121 years of service and sacrifice for the Filipino people, let me take this opportunity to thank and honor every member of the armed forces, past and present, for your selflessness, heroism and faithful service to the Republic,” he said.

Source: https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/20180320-Speech_of_President_Rodrigo_Roa_Duterte_during_the_121st_Founding_Anniversary_of_the_Philippine_Army.pdf